Our Team

The whole truly is the sum of its parts.

Our People

The SSC Group is far more than simply a group of companies. It is a strategic collective of like-minded individuals, each with a specialised set of skills that feed into the total service offering of the holistic Group.

Non Executive Chairman

Kgabo Moabelo

Kgabo is a seasoned executive with 35 years experience in different sectors including energy, financial services, information technology and mining. He has also served on several boards of companies. He has an MSc in Engineering Business Management, and two degrees in Industrial Psychology. He is also the former Managing Executive of Goldfields SA.





Founder and CEO

Fred Arendse

Fred is a mining entrepreneur and founder of the SSC Group. The SSC Group is a global, diversified, operating, minerals and investment group.He has nearly three decades of experience as a pioneer in mining.  Serving on numerous Boards, is a member of the Black Business Council of South Africa, the Progressive Professional forum, and the founding Chairman of the Foundation for Peace and Prosperity (NPO) and the founding President of the Junior Mining Council (NPC).  Fred is a trailblazer. He has a degree in Business Management and Human Resources. A visionary and capitalist with a social conscious.


Martin Schemers

Martin has 3 decades of experience across various fields and has a sterling financial background. He has experience and an understanding all aspects of governance, internal controls, annual financial statements, financial accounts, financial reporting, IFRS, compliance and risk. He worked for the largest mining contract company as well as managed the South African operations for a Canadian gold mining group. He has served on JSE listed boards and still serves as a director of several companies. Martin holds a B. Compt degree and is an AGA(SA).


Non Executive Director

Iesrafeel Jakoet CA(SA)

Iesrafeel has held several financial positions since 2007, gaining experience in financial and IT audits, statutory and legal requirements, B-BBEE, financial reporting and performance improvement consulting. 
He holds a Master’s in Development Finance from the Stellenbosch Business School.
Iesrafeel is is highly qualified and skilled finance and business specialist with a rounded and varied skill set. At a strategic level he has performed company valuations, mergers and acquisitions and negotiated on behalf of various Boards of Directors.



Non Executive Director

Lisa -Lou Arendse

Lisa-Lou Arendse is an accomplished woman who has built her career following the spirit of ‘ubuntu’. She is on track in taking the lead in the sphere of Humanitarian Entrepreneurial Endeavours in a variety of industries for the purpose of generating value, growth and sustainability for businesses, its stakeholders, and relevant communities. Other than her own companies, she is the CEO of Madam Chair of the Directors Association and works as an Operations Management Consultant to her clients. Receiving her BA in International Relations, Sociology, and Business from Monash Australia, and pursuing her postgraduate for her LLB at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Lisa-Lou’s determination in education and practice in the working environment binds two powerful elements that make her a unique visionary in versatility for positive and valuable impact.

Director of SSC Chemicals

Alexia Woodward

Alexia is a distinguished figure in the chemical industry. Boasting over a decade of invaluable expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence. With a profound specialization in product development for specialized chemicals, she adeptly caters to both the mining and commercial sectors with unparalleled precision and insight. Renowned for her exceptional leadership qualities, Alexia is recognized for navigating complexities with finesse, consistently driving innovation and fostering a culture of excellence at every juncture.

Her strategic vision and proactive approach have consistently propelled organizations to new heights of success, earning her accolades and respect across the industry.



Director and Executive Head of SSC Advisory

Dr. Godknows Mudimu

Dr. Godknows is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, holding a PhD in Mining & Labour Law, an LLM in Human Rights, a BSocSc, & an LLB. He worked in different legal roles across several jurisdictions including Côte d'Ivoire, Namibia Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe. He possesses expertise in crafting sustainable development solutions for both mining companies and com-munities affected by mining operations. His other interests are in ESG, occupational health and safety, com-munity development and equitable sharing of mineral resources. He is a registered member of SAIOSH, LPC and a research associate at MLiA. ESG Expert in Governance. 

Managing Director of SN Mining

Fetsang Precious Chabane

Fetsang joined the mining industry as a Loco operator and was later promoted to Loco Team Supervisor. In 2009, Fetsang was appointed as a Communications Assistant and subsequently enrolled in a Safety Management course at Oxbridge Academy. After completing the course, Fetsang was promoted to Safety Administrator and later appointed as a Safety Officer. Currently, Fetsang is the Managing Director of SN Mining and takes great pride in the decision to spread her wings.Fetsang is currently studying for a Bachelor of Applied Social Science, majoring in Psychology and Counselling. 

Executive Head of Human Capital

Sandile Dlamini

Sandile is a seasoned corporate leader with an extensive 22-year trajectory of excellence. With a diverse background including positions such as Client Care Team Manager, Business Development Manager, and Chief Operations Officer. Sandile's leadership prowess shines through his qualifications, ranging from Advanced Labour Relations Management and Labour Dispute Resolution to Project Management and ongoing studies in Labour Law.  



Group Financial Controller

Melody Dreyer

Melody has over 20 years of financial work experience in the financial services, freight, financial operations management, construction and explosives industries backed with a B.Compt degree. She brings a wealth of financial knowledge, skills and expertise to the mining sector and is efficient in offering strategic solutions to complex business challenges and issues. Her extensive experience is substantiated by multiple financial qualifications which she has successfully achieved over the years.



Manager Mining Operations Health and Safety Specialist

Martin Beukes

Martin has over 36 years of mining and safety experience. He holds a S.A Mine Overseers Certificate Of Competency. S.A Blasting Certificate S.A Banksman / Onsetter Certificate and has various health and safety qualifications such as NEBOSH, NOSA SAMTRAC Safety Officers Certificate, Auditors Certificate OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 & 9001 Implementation Certificate, Advance OHS Act Certificate, IRCA Risk Assessment Certificate, NOSA HIRA Certificate and NOSA Incident Investigation L3 Certificate.

Head Renewable Energy

Dr. Andries van der Linde

Andries is credited with pioneering the South African wind energy industry and he was instrumental in signing the first South African PPA in 1996. This resulted in the first fully commercial wind farm being developed in South Africa. He has vast experience as an energy specialist working with and for governments, private companies, the World Bank and GEF. Andries has a Master’s in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He is also a Master Electrician and a registered electrical technologist. ESG Expert in Environmental.

SSC Advisory Business Strategy Specialist

Yajna Ramkissoon

Yajna is a Business Strategy Consultant with cross-functional experience in Telecommunications, Accounting Software Solutions, Construction, Mining and Processing industries in the African region. Yajna has received full bursaries for all of her qualifications and received Golden Key International Honour Society Recognition in 2020. She currently holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Business Science from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Certificate in Tax Law from the University of Cape Town.

Business Development Specialist

Worgan-Lee Arendse

Worgan-Lee is a dynamic professional equipped with a BCOM Degree specializing in Strategic Management. With a keen aptitude for strategic thinking and problem-solving, he combines academic excellence with practical skills honed through hands-on experiences. His proficiency in analyzing complex business scenarios, coupled with a collaborative spirit, positions him as a valuable asset for driving growth and navigating today's competitive landscape. With a commitment to ongoing learning, he is well-prepared to contribute meaningfully to the world of business.


Group Consulting mining Engineer

Lazarus Motshwaiwa

Lazarus is a highly accomplished and seasoned professional in the mining industry, bringing forth a wealth of expertise garnered over 25 years of dedicated service. With a proven track record of success, Lazarus has consistently delivered results through strategic leadership, innovative problem-solving, and a deep understanding of mining operation.Throughout his career, Lazarus has held pivotal roles in various facets of the mining sector, spanning exploration, developing mining risk assessment, health and safety, hybrid mining, and environmental management. His journey in the industry 25 years ago, starting from the grassroots level and progressively ascending to positions of increasing responsibility and leadership.

Head of Sales

Monique Hopley

With expertise in sales, marketing, and leadership, Monique is a dynamic corporate professional known for driving revenue growth and orchestrating strategic initiatives. A natural communicator with outstanding organizational skills. Monique drives inspiring teams, cultivating relationships, and optimizing processes. Monique’s career is marked by innovative strategies, impactful campaigns, and a commitment to excellence, consistently delivering measurable results and elevating organizational performance.

Marketing Manager

Magnus Francke

Magnus is a dynamic and innovative Marketing Manager. With extensive experience in social media management, content creation, branding, and web design, Magnus brings a strategic and creative approach to the team.With a track record of delivering exceptional results across various marketing channels, he has worked in both corporate and agency settings, managing successful social media campaigns, designing impactful websites, and developing effective branding strategies.